Course Description

Develop the knowledge and confidence to approach challenges and solve problems with fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. Through inventive, science-based hands-on activities, learn how to tap into your creative potential to learn from failure, find inspiration, and get unstuck.  Gain the tools and skills to break patterns, generate new ideas, and embrace uncertainty. Get ready to take creative leaps!

Course Outline

  • Session 1: Why is creativity necessary?
    Learn how creativity can be a competitive advantage and why creativity is at the heart of innovation.
  • Session 2: Let's fail, together!
    Learn to embrace and celebrate mistakes, flipping failures into opportunities for learning.
  • Session 3: Ask questions!
    Get curious about your environment, diversify your experience, and connect to build empathy with others.
  • Session 4: Get unstuck
    Push past assumptions that prevent progress -- get out of your head and into your hands.
  • Session 5: Wrap Up
    Reflect on a-ha moments and times you struggled

Learner Outcomes

Learn to build the skills and confidence necessary to create conditions favorable to new ideas, collaboration, and innovation drawing from a diversity of perspectives.


  • Online registration closes 3 days prior to the start of the class, unless noted on individual sections.
  • For late registration options, please contact SMU Lifelong Learning at 214-768-2273 for assistance.

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Section Title
Unlock Your Creative Potential (Spring 2021)
Section Schedule
Date and Time TBA
Delivery Options
Live/Recorded Online  
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $225.00
Section Fees
Supplies Fee $45.00 Mandatory
Section Notes

In order to deliver the best possible learning experience for our students, this SMU Lifelong Learning course will be offered virtually. The well-being of our students and community is our top priority, and we are excited to deliver dynamic and engaging courses in a fully online format.

Students will interact with instructors and other students through Zoom and SMU GO's Learning Management System (Canvas). To maximize classroom instruction and your learning experience, we encourage the use of video & audio devices during the Zoom meeting, if available.

Registered students will receive individualized communication with further instructions to help you prepare for class.

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